The Importance of Tile Updates – Resale Value and Upkeep

Posted on Jan 3, 2015
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Featured Image: Sandalus Granite Countertop with Baroque Peperino Glass Kitchen Backsplash from Arizona Tile

Making tile updates in your home will greatly enhance the look and feel of a room, especially if you incorporate a tile wall feature. Your decision about which tile to use should primarily be focused on a style you love and will enjoy. However, two other important factors to consider are the potential impact the update will have on the resale value of your home and the upkeep required for the type of tile you choose.

New Tile Can Add to Your Home’s Resale Value

Tile updates are worth the investment as many buyers today look for homes with tile since it adds significantly to a room’s aesthetic and is higher quality than other materials.
In many cases, adding a tile floor to your home will greatly increase its’ potential resale value as tile flooring is more resilient and long lasting than materials such as vinyl or carpet.

Kitchens and bathrooms are often the most important rooms to update when selling a home, being the most practical and heavily used rooms. The type of tile you install in these areas will also influence the resale value of your home.

For instance, a high quality porcelain tile in a bathroom can be a terrific selling point since it is easy to maintain, resistant to water absorption and does not harbor germs.

Tile Face lift – Love Black & Pink – Give it a Beauty Treatment

For all tile, regular upkeep will help preserve the appearance and value of your floors, walls, and countertops. The specific tile you choose, however, will determine the amount of maintenance required, so be sure to go with a tile you will be able to maintain.

Porcelain and ceramic tile are easy to clean and require minimal upkeep. Most stone tiles, such as marble, have maintenance requirements. However, as long as they are sealed and cleaned regularly, including wiping up any spills to avoid staining, they are a beautiful choice for any home.

Tile – A Smart Investment Choice

Whether you plan to sell your home in the near future or will be in your home for some time, installing tile is a smart choice. When maintained properly, it can last for many years, making it a fantastic long-term investment. For more information, stop by any of our Arizona Tile locations to speak with one of our consultants.

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